SAMURAI Arts Classes (East Valley Phoenix) Mesa, Arizona
“One who fishes with yari (spear) gets fish & defends his meal at same time”
– Soke Hausel
SAMURAI ARTS. Samurai arts at the Arizona Hombu dojo along with traditional karate, kobudo and self-defense are taught by Soke Hausel. Samurai (pechin) arts we teach include samurai sword (katana) used in the Japanese art of iaido or fast-draw sword and kenjutsu (pragmatic applications). Other weapons include hanbo (3-foot staff), jujutsu (throwing arts), naginata (pole arm), sojutsu (yari or Japanese spear), kusari fundo also known as manriki gusari (weighted chain), hojojutsu (rope restraining), tanto (knife), tsue (cane), bo (6-foot staff), kubotan (short stick), bokken (wooden sword) and modern weapons such as Asp or kioga (expandable baton), and even car keys.
Some of these weapons have kata (forms) and others are jutsu arts (traditional combat arts with no kata). Grandmaster Hausel was awarded title of 'Samurai' by Dai-Soke Sacharnoski in 1996 at the Juko Kai International Hombu. For more information about Samurai Arts, check our blogs on these ancient Koryu arts: Arizona Samurai & Jujutsu.